Summer is fast approaching and there are still spaces left for New York International Children’s Film Festival Filmmaking Camps. Kids will learn all aspects of filmmaking – storyboarding, set creation, camerawork, lighting, sound design, and more – to create their own short film.

Classes explore different mediums from claymation to paper cut out to hand-drawn animation. Oldest students (entering grades 6-9), can join a Masterclass, which will work in the style of renown filmmaker Wes Anderson.

Camps take during week long sessions
from July 5-9, July 18-22, and July 25-29. Continue reading


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Summer, as you all know, will be here before we know it. If you’re looking for programs and doing your planning now for your kids, here is a directory of some of the ones our students have attended as well as a few new options. Please call the ones you are interested in as soon as possible, as they may fill up quickly. Many have scholarships available.

As I hear of other programs I will pass along the info to you, and if you know of camps that you would like to recommend, please share them with us and we will add them to our listings.

Good luck with planning a terrific summer.


James Bromberg

Click here to view / download Summer Camps Directory



Black History 360°: The Schomburg’s Summer Education Institute 2015

Black History 360: The Schomburg’s 6th Annual Summer Education Institute 2015

Professional Development For K-12 Teachers, Community Educators, College Faculty And College Students

August 3-7,  9 AM to 4 PM

Join hundreds of educators (K-12 and College) and premier scholars from across the country for a spectacular “education vacation” at the Schomburg Center, featuring lectures, interactive workshops, curriculum labs, curator talks, and community walks that explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora.  

This year’s themes include: The 100th Anniversary of the Great Migration; African-American Suburban Migration: 1920-Present; Epistolary Lives: The Art of Letters as Historical Documents; Black Life Matters: Using Art and Voice to Explore the Past; After Ferguson: Healing Hearts and Sustaining Youth Activism; Igniting Imagination with Black Comics, Graphic Novels, and Speculative Fiction; Post-Civil Rights History & The Birth of Hip Hop; Fela Kuti and the Power of Protest Music, and more.

Registration Fees:  

General: $500/week or $125 per day

College Students & Seniors:  $400/week or $100 per day  

For more information, click here